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vegetarian queso fundido with rajas de chile poblano and mushrooms

Vegetarian Queso Fundido

  • Author: Maura Wall Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Vegetarian queso fundido is an easy antojito (appetizer) to please any crowd! Great for holiday parties!


  • 5 ounces queso Chihuahua or queso quesadilla
  • 2 small poblano chiles, roasted, seeded, skin removed and cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Prepare your chiles first. Here’s my tutorial how to roast poblano chiles. This can be done as long as two days ahead of time (just store the chiles in the refrigerator if you prepare in advance).
  2. Shred the cheese into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Slice the mushrooms and poblano chiles, and toss together with 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  4. Combine the mushroom and chile mixture with the cheese and put it into an oven-proof dish or casserole dish.
  5. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes, then heat under the broiler until all the cheese is melted and it starts to get bubbly and form some brown spots.
  6. Serve immediately with warm tortillas, chips or tostadas.


Prep time includes the time to roast, sweat and devein the poblano chiles.

Keywords: queso fundido, vegetarian